RLD10 differential interferometer
Differential interferometers allow measurement relative to defined reference.
The differential head is designed with a unique optical scheme to achieve a low SDE performance. Integrated beam steerers allow for pitch and yaw adjustment during set up which improves the alignment process (only suitable for plane mirror applications).
The RLD10-X3-DI detector head has been designed to mount to the external wall of a process chamber via a simple three-pin mount. There is no need to enter the chamber to align the detector head - integral beam steerers allow independent pitch and yaw adjustment of reference and measurement beam - and the design of the mounting system allows the detector head to be removed and repositioned with minimal effect on system alignment.
Features and benefits
- Exceptional metrology -ppb frequency stability and ultra low cyclic error, allowing output resolutions to 38.6 pm.
- Differential configurations - measures the relative position of the stage relative to the column, therefore eliminating common mode errors such as motion of the chamber side wall associated with environmental fluctuations.
- Rapid alignment - simple alignment from outside the process chamber using four integrated beam steerers to overcome chamber and mirror mounting tolerances.
|Axis travel||0 m - 1 m|
|Resolution (resolution configured with RLU)||Analogue quadrature = λ/4 (158 nm)|
Digital quadrature = 10 nm
RPI20 resolution = 38.6 pm
|SDE||<±1 nm below 50 mm/sec with >70% signal strength|
<±5 nm at 1 m/sec with >70% signal strength
|Maximum speed||Up to 1 m/s|
- Brochure: High precision laser interferometer feedback systems
- Data sheet: RLD10 DI (differential interferometer) detector head
- Data sheet: Low power RLD detector heads
- News release: New differential measurement configuration for vacuum applications
- Application note: Air turbulence effects on measurement stability of the differential interferometer
- Installation and user's guide: RLE fibre optic laser encoder